Albrechtsburg Castle

Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Albrechtsburg Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Albrechtsburg Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Ellen A
Copenhagen Region, Denmark133 contributions
Worth the climb
Jul 2020
A large hall full of figures clad in period garments help you vizualize the former important historical inhabitants of this impressive medieval burg.
Written September 29, 2020
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Impressive
Aug 2020 • Couples
I was given a Histopad which is kind of your own personal iPad. There are many different languages available and when you hold the Histopad over a particular circle in the room it show you what the room would have looked like in the 1400's, 1800's and today. Lots of history about the different kings and queens, architects, painters etc. There is also a film to see in German with English subtitles. Very well thought out and put together.
Written August 7, 2020
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elena076
Moscow, Russia298 contributions
Worth a visit!
Dec 2019
The castle is definitely worth a visit. We combined visit of the castle with the visit of the Meissen porcelain factory. It was a wonderful full-day trip from Dresden. The castle is imposing from the outside. There are many rooms open to public on several floors. The walls are beautifully painted, for the rest the rooms are bare with no old furniture, tapestry, pictures etc. In some rooms there is a modern, interactive exhibition and it really takes some time to see it all. Buying a combined ticket for 11 euro also allows you to see the cathedral. Next to the cash-desk of the castle there is a small, but cosy cafe.
Written June 20, 2020
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M Rose
Lancashire, UK156 contributions
The slipper room was ace
Feb 2020
Not going to lie, the castle was fairly boring. Not much really that captivated me; i've been to better castles. But the cafe was great and the slipper room at the start was hella fun, even though that's not really the point. Wouldn't visit again if i was ever in Meissen, but glad i did it.
Written February 27, 2020
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Vadim Ohanyan
Yerevan, Armenia305 contributions
One of the most important historical castles in Germany.
Feb 2020
This is really beautiful place, the first castle in Germany constructed and used as a palace. It has rich history, very important for Saxony and for Germany. In 1710 the first European porcelain manufacture was founded in the castle. Now you can enjoy beautiful interiors and learn about the history. As the castle is built at a top of the hill, you can also enjoy breathtaking view over the Elbe valley. The time nedded for a tour is 2-3 hours.
Written February 16, 2020
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Jan M
Prague, Czech Republic612 contributions
A city dominant
Dec 2019
It is a dominant of the whole city. You can see it from the river and the view is magificent. There are few walks up there which you can use. Nice view to the city and the river from up there.
Written December 12, 2019
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HerbertHuayacocotla
14968020143 contributions
DIVE INTO HISTORY OF PORCELAN MAKING
Oct 2019
We arrived by car to the Dom square. Parking was easy, though in can get difficult on busy days.
Consider at least 3 to 4 hours, visiting lthis castle. It's worth the time. In reception you can get an audio guide free in some languages.
Written November 10, 2019
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Iain Mc
Meissen, Germany21 contributions
Well worth an afterrnoon
Nov 2019
Beautifully located. The castle is the birthplace of the German nation. The very first Germanic castle.
Written November 6, 2019
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Mariellen C
Tampa, FL323 contributions
A Very Old Castle Presented in a Modern Way
Aug 2019 • Couples
Taking the S1 train from Dresden Hautbahnhof to Albrechtsburg was easy and the views of the countryside and "allotment gardens" delightful. It's the end of August and so we shouldn't be surprised by the 89 degree temperature; the interiors of the Cathedral and Castle were wonderfully cool by contrast. Between touring the Cathdral and the Castle, we paused for a cold Prosecco with strawberries and that certainly hit the spot! The displays in the Castle were impressive due to their very modern approach. They were inventive, multidimensional, and interactive. There were films, recordings, dioramas using various media, and I loved the photos showing details of the Cathedral and Castle with explanations. The vaulted ceilings used to provide more reflective light were so impressive! This is truly a valuable day trip from Dresden and one I would gladly take again!
Written August 31, 2019
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John B
Westwood, MA170 contributions
Must-See
Jul 2019
We took the train from Dresden. There are three stops in Meissen. We got off at the second one and took a tram into town. The route is the same for all trams from the station to the town center. You can buy tickets on the tram from the driver but the language barrier was an issue. A friendly police officer helped translate. We got off after passing a large stone church and were one block from the tourist info center. There is bus to the castle. It leaves from near the church. Or you can walk. We took the bus. It was a very hot day and the folks who walked looked exhausted. I suggest the bus. The castle is fantastic. People flock to southern Germany to see a few rooms in the castles there. Here you have an entire castle and there are few tourists. There is an English language audio guide. Clean restrooms and a gift shop. You will not be disappointed - visit this castle. (Note: In hindsight, we probably should have got off the train at the first Meissen stop and walked over the bridge into town.The only difficulty we encountered was that not too many people speak English here. But everyone is friendly and helpful).
Written August 18, 2019
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